A 32-year-old member asked:
what is a coarctation of the aorta?
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Dr. Harold Kim answered
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Narrowing : This is a congenital condition that arises from abnormal maturation of the aorta relative to the heart and arteries for the lung. As a result, there is a narrowing of the aorta resulting in reduced outflow of blood from the heart.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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